Monday, November 30, 2020

Dreaming of a White Christmas in silver

I decided to add silver glitter paper to the background of these birch trees and I made the hat and scarf plaid :). 

Cute Card Thursday - Silver/Gold
Creative Knockouts - Christmas
Inspired by - Dashing through the Dough (inspired by snowmen)

Stamp and snowman die cut by Catherine Pooler

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Sending you a Warm Hug

This is a brand new digi set out by Angie Blom Designs. You can find it here

Color Throwdown - Challenge #621
Just Add Ink - Just add "S" (snowman)

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Peace on Earth

Allsorts - Christmas Flowers, Wreathes and Trees

Christmas tree hand drawn and painted by me
Sentiment by Ellen Hutson

Bugaboo Digi Photo Challenge

At Catch the Bug this week, there is a photo challenge and I chose this Pumpkin Patch digi for my card. I paired it with my tree stencil from The Greetery. 

Friday, November 27, 2020

Cut it Up Challenge #214 Christmas

This week at Cut it Up, our challenge is Christmas. I used a Sizzix die cut to make the base of the card. and the sentiment is by STAMPlorations. I colored the cute little boy and girl with my Copics and added some glitter to the package and her dress.

I can't wait to see what you make for our Christmas challenge this week and don't forget your die cut!

As you can see, my Christmas tree is up!! 

Stamp by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Sentiment by STAMPlorations

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy 1st Birthday Evelyn!

It's Thanksgiving here in the US today so Happy Thanksgiving to all my blogging friends who continue to follow me each day!! I want to shout out a big thank you as I am grateful to enjoy this craft as much as I do and share my cards to all of you.  For us, I only cook for my immediate family, so no real changes here but I know a lot of families aren't having their big get togethers like they normally do. I am making a turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and apple pie. My fave is the pumpkin pie and I have to make sure I don't eat too much of all the other that I save room for it! LOL 

A little paper piecing on this card for my hubby's grandchild who turns 1 next month. We haven't even met her yet in person due to Covid and also due to the fact, they moved to the Boston area with the Coast Guard a few months ago. 

AAA Birthday - For a child

All images by Purple Onion Designs

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Gnome for the Holidays

Here's another stack of books I created with this cute gnome I found at Hobby Lobby. I found a you tube video here explaining how to make the books. It is so easy!!

Christmas Craft Creations - Anything But a Card

Stamps by Recollections
(found at Michael's)

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Happy Thankgiving

This is a 2nd card I've made with this set only I added a touch of glitter to the pumpkin. It's hard to tell here.

Crafty Gals Corner - Thankful

Stamps by Sunny Studio
Stencils by The Greetery
Oval die cut by Taylored Expressions

Monday, November 23, 2020

Let It Snow

Busy making winter cards now that I am almost caught up on my Christmas cards (I made 50!).

Just Us Girls - Challenge #563

Circle dies (unknown)
Hat and scarf cut free-hand
Stamps by Unity Stamps

For a Wonderful Friend

I love this big sentiment stamp and die cut set by Concord & 9th. I added vellem behind the "Friend" sentiment.

Little Red Wagon - Say It Loud
CAS on Sunday - Big Sentiment

Stamps and die cut by Concord & 9th

Sunday, November 22, 2020

I've been thinking of you

The Flower Challenge - Use a Sentiment

Stamps and die cuts by Concord & 9th
Inks by Catherine Pooler

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Bugaboo Digital Images - BINGO

At Catch the Bug this week, the challenge is BINGO. I chose the following 3: 3 layers, bugaboo image, yellow & brown. I chose this funny image called Frame It - Stella - Today's Menu and you can find it here. I used a tiny bit of glitter pen also.

Here in the US, Thanksgiving is next Thursday and I am ready for turkey and pumpkin pie!!

Friday, November 20, 2020

Dreaming of a White Christmas

I don't think I have ever had a white Christmas. One year, we had snow flurries on Christmas Eve and I was so excited but they were gone by Christmas Day!!  Of course, growing up in FL, I didn't even see snow until I was 25 years old and moved to NC :). 

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Challenge #352
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Creative Knockouts - Winter Wonderland
As You Like It - Favorite = Snowmen or Penguins (I love all snowmen but especially this one because it has the words built directly into the stamp)

Stamps by Catherine Pooler
Birch die cut by Gina Marie Designs
Embossed in glitter black

Thursday, November 19, 2020

We Believe in Santa Paws

I sent these dog cards to all of my dog loving friends - I think I made 15. Each one is a little different so if you see them multiple times on my blog, that's why. Some have snowflakes embossed, some don't. Some have a snowman, some don't. I just love this little dog and Christmas tree :). 

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Embossing (wet/dry)
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas

Snowflakes by Unity Stamps
Other stamps by Taylored Expressions

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Ho Ho Ho

I learned how to draw and paint this Santa Claus while taking Kristina Werner's Simply Watercolor Christmas Class a few weeks ago. I wasn't too sure about him it at first but now I love him and have him in my craft room hanging up. I might try to make another one.

Christmas 24 - Santa Claus
Christmas Card Throwdown - Red and Green

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Stacked books

This past weekend I went to a Christmas craft show. Vendors were selling these stacked books with names on them. I looked closely and realized they were stamped so I knew I could make these. I came home, watched this you tube video and made these right away. I got the books at Goodwill at a cheap price and even though I had to tear off the covers and the spine, I love the end result. Guess what everyone's getting for the holidays this year!! You can also find them already made on Etsy and they have TONS of them!! 

Crafting Happiness - Anything but a card

Vellum snow globe

Jingle Belles - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (use see-thru element) Vellum

Die cuts by Sizzix

Monday, November 16, 2020

May Our Lives be Full of Thanks and Giving

Festive Friday - Challenge 9 (Thankful/Food/Pumpkins)
The Paper Players - Any Holiday (CAS)
Crafty Gals Corner - Thankful

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Merry Christmas

I made this background using Kristina Werner's technique by applying not 1, not 2 but 3 layers of watercolors and letting them dry in between. I used from top to bottom black, purple, red, orange and yellow. Snow splatters were done by using a white ink spray by Avery Elle. It's much easier than using a toothbrush and acrylic paint which is how I normally do it and I splatter ink everywhere. This comes in a spray bottle and is wonderful!

CAS Christmas Cards - Non-traditional colors
Little Red Wagon - Non-traditional Christmas

Die cut by Sizzix
Splattered "snow" is white ink spray by Avery Elle

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Bugaboo Stamps Challenge - Thankful

The theme at Bugaboo Stamps this week, is Thankful. As a guest designer this week, I used this cute cow digi for my card. The sentiment is computer generated. It's the freebie digi for the week and you can grab it here.

I can't wait to see what you create for the challenge this week at Bugaboo Stamps

Friday, November 13, 2020


I find myself reaching for this stamp and die cut set from Concord & 9th over and over. It's so fun to create and they are always great for color challenges. I plan on making lots of these cards for birthdays for 2021. I love how it stands up and folds perfectly into a regular size envelope.

Color Throwdown - Challenge 619
Patties Creations - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - His/Hers Birthday (This is my favorite set because it's so versatile and I love how it sits up instead of folds open. It mails flat and then it kind of "pops" out).

All stamps and die cuts by Concord & 9th

Cut It Up Challenge #213 - Be Strong, Be Brave, Be Bold

At Cut It Up this week, our challenge is "Be Strong, Be Brave, Be Bold". I chose this digi image by Christy Croll with Tiddly Inks and I used my Wonky Stitches rectangle die cut by Gina Marie Designs for my die cut. I colored it with my Copic markers. You can find this image free by clicking here.

I can't wait to see what you create and don't forget your die cut!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Winter scene

Double D Challenges - Pine trees or pine cones
Cute Card Thursday - Wintery

Stamps by Stampin Up 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

Here's this cute turkey again, ready for Thanksgiving. I paired it up with this great stencil set by The Greetery. 

Stinkin' Inkers - Quilting
The Card Concept - Give Thanks (I'm inspired by the Thanksgiving place setting and made a clean and layered card)
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
613 Avenue Create - AG, Optional Critters

All stamps by Sunny Studio
Stencils by The Greetery

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

May the peace and joy of the holiday season

I love snowglobes and I love this die cut set I found at Hobby Lobby when they were on sale a few weeks ago. Just added my Santa and reindeer and the sentiment to it :). 

Christmas 24 - Christmas Landscape
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas
Stamping Pals - Christmas
ABC Christmas - W is for Winter Wonderland

Die cuts by Sizzix
Sentiment by Newton's Nook
Santa by Amuse Stamps